Fashioned into a loose pleated silhouette with a tapered ankle, and regarded as the shalwar design, also known as 'salwar' design is most popularly associated with Pakistani eastern attire. SAPPHIRE’s readymade shalwar design is a must-have piece for your closet! Traditionally part of the South Asian outfit known as the “salwar kameez,” this piece of clothing has evolved over time and is now available in a range of designs and styles to suit different events and preferences.
Types of Shalwar Designs
There are various shalwar designs that you can choose from, depending on the season, the occasion, and your personal preference.
1. Regular Shalwar
This is the classic trouser design, 'salwar' style that features a loose, straight cut design which provides ease and comfort of movement, making it ideal for everyday casual wear.
2. Tulip Shalwar
The tulip shalwar is a trendier option which has a flared shape with overlapping layers that resemble the petals of a tulip flowers and makes for an elegant option for both daily and festive occasions throughout the year.
3. Skinny Shalwar
For those who prefer a more fitted look, the slim and tapered silhouette of the skinny shalwar is a great option to add that contemporary twist to a traditional look.
About Shalwar Fabrics
Shalwars can be fashioned from various different fabrics to cater to the season, the occasion, and each individual’s unique style. SAPPHIRE carries shalwar designs in two of the most popular fabrics: cambric and raw silk.
Cambric is a light-weight, breathable, and airy fabric that promises ease of movement. Perfect for the warmer months, cambric shalwar designs have a relaxed drape to ensure utmost wearing-comfort all day long.
2. Raw Silk
Raw Silk is an extremely luxurious and lustrous fabric for festive and special occasions. Being a slightly weightier fabric, it offer more structure to the salwar design for an elevated formal look.
SAPPHIRE has shalwar designs in a range of colours to suit individual style and preferences. The most popular choices are the classic black, white, and beige ones that are versatile enough to be reworn and styled in multiple ways, but some unique options include maroon and blue designs, as well as some statement printed and embroidered pieces that can be worn with a solid kameez design for a memorable look!
Tailoring & Fit
To ensure a comfortable fit no matter what your size or body type is, SAPPHIRE has a wide range of shalwar designs and sizes to choose from. Explore our size chart, based on international standards, now online or visit our stores to find your perfect fit in person.
Care & Handle
Make your shalwar designs last into the season and beyond by following SAPPHIRE’s care instructions, illustrated in the care labels.
- 1. Hand wash or gently machine wash the shalwar designs in cold water with a mild detergent.
- 2. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals.
- 3. Maintain the shape and colour of the shalwar design by line drying it.
- 4. Iron on low heat or use a steamer to remove wrinkles and creases.
- 5. Store in a cool and dry place.